Joseph P. Forgas has research interests in affect and social behaviour, social interaction processes, social judgments, and social cognition. His recent studies investigated the influence of affective states on memory, social cognition, judgments, decisions, and interpersonal behaviours such as language use, requesting, negotiation, social influence strategies, and persuasion.
Profesor Forgas has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Australian Psychological Society (2004), the Special Investigator Award from the Australian Research Council, and has been elected Fellow by the American Psychological Society, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
He is also convener of the annual Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology series (www.sydneysymposium.unsw.edu.au). Recent volumes in this series published by Psychology Press and Cambridge University Press dealt with such topics as "Feeling and Thinking" (2000), "The Social Mind" (2001), "Social Influence" (2002), "The Social Self" (2003), "Social Judgments" (2004), "Social Motivation" (2005), "The Social Outcast" (2005), Affect and social behavior (2006), Evolution and social cognition (2007) and Personal relationships (in press). The Symposium in 2008 will deal with "Self-regulation".